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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Matthias  Weinreich (IPA: Matthias Weinreich)
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State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Domaaki
Language Family(ies): Unclassified Indo-Aryan
Selected Publications: Two Varieties of Domaakí. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 158 (2008). pp. 299-316.

We Are Here to Stay. Pashtun Migrants in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Klaus Schwarz Verlag Berlin, 2008 (Islamkundliche Untersuchungen 285).

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